17 May #51Fiver Standard Distance
The Cotswolds Water Park is a popular location throughout the season for triathlon and the DB Max #51Fiver Standard distance triathlon is no exception for 600 athletes on Sunday 16th May 2021. The warm shallow waters of Lake 32 for a 1500 metre swim starts the race before competitors head out onto the rolling roads towards Malmesbury on a 40km ride, before returning for a 10km run on paths around the lakes. The race is a perfect introduction to those wishing to step up to standard distant triathlon with smooth roads and the safe swim at an ideal location, but equally ideal for the seasoned triathlete looking for a post winter test at the standard distance. Luckily the forecast of heavy rain held off for four Torbay Tri Club members racing, but the surrounding paths having been waterlogged for the days prior made the run an especially slippery and muddy affair. Nick Cull and Rich Humphreys both had solid races and well deserved PB’s over the standard distance. Davina Cull and Rachel Carter were racing in their first standard distance triathlons and having trained hard both did exceptionally well.
38 Nick Cull 2:17:16, 224 Rich Humpreys 2:41:45, 474 Davina Cull 3:12:38, 499 Rachel Carter 3:20:09